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Old 03-03-2013, 12:13 AM   #81
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I now own a Lehr 2.5 and it runs great! I'm pleased with the fit and finish. It came with a spare spark plug, spare impeller, emergency starter cord, a basic tool kit and a nice owners manual. Since there was no propane in the fuel lines it took some cranking to get the propane to the cylinder but once there it fired right up. It was a one pull start after that. I ran it on both a big tank (11 pound fiberglass) and the one pound Coleman bottle. Complaints: It's got the single cylinder shakes at low speed but no worse than any other single cylinder outboard and the fuel hose it came with was only about four feet long. I bought a ten foot hose today. I want to put the tank in the bow of small boats for balance.

Ron, I'm taking it up to the St. Johns River this week to give it a try fishing for shad. I'm going to make it a point to eat at the German restaurant in Sanford.
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Old 03-03-2013, 09:51 AM   #82
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.......................... Ron, I'm taking it up to the St. Johns River this week to give it a try fishing for shad. I'm going to make it a point to eat at the German restaurant in Sanford.
If you like German food the hardest part is choosing what to order.

If you have three or four people with you, they have a special with just about everything for $50 or so.

Also, try to go when the band is playing. Just two of them but they sound like at least four.
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Old 03-07-2013, 09:43 PM   #83
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Ron, Just got back. The restaurant was great. Thanks for the tip.
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Last I heard the 9.9 Lehr will be available (in Canada) on or about March 15th.

Oddly enough, our income tax return would pretty much cover it
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Old 03-08-2013, 07:11 AM   #85
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Ron, Just got back. The restaurant was great. Thanks for the tip.
I'm glad you enjoyed it. If it was close to my home, I would weigh 300 lb!
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Oddly enough, our income tax return would pretty much cover it
Geez! You got a refund?
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Geez! You got a refund?
Murray must be in his 20's. I remember those times. Instead of dreading tax season, you look forward to it. You got a refund instead of a tax bill. Enjoy it while you can Murray.
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Murray must be in his 20's.
Early 50's

Not being wealthy, having a modest paying job, and contributing to a spousal RRSP helps in the tax return department.

We can justify the big (for us) boat by having payed for our small duplex lickedy-split, so no mortgage bills. That, and since I quit smoking 12 years ago and drinking 3 years ago, all the money I used to chuck away without a thought easily pays for moorage, etc!
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Early 50's

Not being wealthy, having a modest paying job, and contributing to a spousal RRSP helps in the tax return department.

We can justify the big (for us) boat by having payed for our small duplex lickedy-split, so no mortgage bills. That, and since I quit smoking 12 years ago and drinking 3 years ago, all the money I used to chuck away without a thought easily pays for moorage, etc!
The tax refund and the kayaking adventures, I was sure that you were young. Not that you're old, just older than me.

I'm not wealthy either but sadly no refunds. My son enters college this fall, so I will go from not wealthy to poor.

To get back on topic. I am closely watching the progress of the propane outboard as I have a 6hp outboard used only once or twice a year as a back-up and almost always needs a carb clean-up every time I use it. Even though I run the carb dry before storage.
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Old 03-08-2013, 01:31 PM   #90
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I've never had one issue running MTBE or Ethanol laced gas in my outboards...however I WILL be checking out the Lehr outboards in person in a few weeks when I go to the Defender spring sale.
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" I have a 6hp outboard used only once or twice a year as a back-up and almost always needs a carb clean-up every time I use it"
That's exactly why I bought a Lehr. I also don't like dealing with gasoline in cans.
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Old 03-10-2013, 11:44 PM   #92
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My Lehr 2.5 didn't make the trip to the St. Johns River so today was the first time I had it on the water. Ran great. Started easy. Ran it for about half an hour on the little propane bottle. Still quite a bit left. I don't think I'll need to carry the big tank just to dinghy to shore and back several times. I'm looking forward to some shallow water fishing with my new inflatable flats boat.
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With a hose from the RV folks (or Worst Marine at 3x the price) a 20# bottle inverted can be used to refill the small throw away bottles.
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